Enhancing electric vehicle battery performance with innovative polymers

A recent breakthrough in chemistry has shown that maintaining distance can significantly improve the performance of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs). A research team has developed a polymeric protective film that ensures the safe operation of the anode in sulfide-based all-solid-state batteries. Their findings were published in the online edition of Advanced Functional Materials. The … Read more

Iron cathodes for lithium-ion batteries promise sustainability and cost reduction

What if a common element, rather than scarce and expensive ones, became a key component in electric car batteries? A groundbreaking collaboration, co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher, is aiming to ignite a green battery revolution by demonstrating that iron can replace cobalt and nickel as a cathode material in lithium-ion batteries. The … Read more

Study examines how takeoff strain affects drone battery performance

Taking flight can be stressful—especially for a lithium-ion battery that powers a drone. Too much strain on these cells causes damage and shortens a device’s overall lifespan. Research in ACS Energy Letters shows the potential to improve batteries in aerial electric vehicles that take off and land vertically. The team developed a new electrolyte to … Read more

PVPA binder demonstrates superior performance for micro-SiO anode lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in various applications but need improved binders to enhance their performance to meet evolving demands. This is because silicon oxide (SiO), a promising anode material due to its high capacity and low cost, faces several challenges. These include poor conductivity, which leads to slower charging rates, and significant expansion during … Read more